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VICTORIA Horizon Pacific Contracting: A Mike Holmes Approved Builder

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Good “Chemistry” with TallSky Consulting firms join to dominate Island market ERIC REYNOLDS

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he lead i ng prov ider of Business and HR services on Vancouver Island just took a big step forward. Chemistry Consulting Group recently acquired TallSky Consulting Group to take a decisive leadership position in the HR consulting market on Vancouver Island. “T h i s merger focu ses on building the capacity of Chemi s t r y,” sa id Fra n k Bou r ree, founding partner. “It gives us a dominant position on Vancouver Island.” Chemistry’s other founding p a r t n e r, Ch r i st i ne Wi l low, says, for her, the decision was between growing internally or working w ith a like-m inded company. “Opportunity is being in the right place at the right time. Ei leen Ha r p er [P r i ncipa l at TallSky] was also looking to make a change. We looked at TallSky’s practices, reputation, SEE CHEMISTRY CONSULTING |  PAGE 25

An emphasis on having fun and working with great people has paid off for Chemistry in the last 10 years

First, Think Local Buy local program thrives through collaborative economic development tactics

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hink Local First, a homegrown, buy local initiative focused on the Greater Victoria area, has just celebrated its fourth anniversary. W hile the organization has

existed in its current form for a relatively short time, its roots in the community go back much farther, to Downtown Victoria’s historic Broad Street. “The very early beginnings of this concept originated as I began my transition into taking

over as the th ird generation owner of Robinson’s Outdoor Store,” says Think Local founding member and president Gayle Robinson. “After all of the hard work that came with helping the business grow, I came to the realization that our success was

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dependent on the success of the other businesses operating in our area. “This realization of co-dependency was one of the driving forces behind the ‘Broad Street SEE LOCAL |  PAGE 8

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